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Stellar Views and Dining in a Real San Francisco Neighborhood
Don’t miss a chance to stay in a classic, 1920s building in one of San Francisco’s hottest, local neighborhoods. Magnificent views of the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and all the way to Marin are right outside the window. A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top and the building has a small shared garden in the back.
This cozy, sun-drenched apartment has been recently remodeled with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, Italian marble in the bathroom and stainless steel appliances. The entrance is on a flat street and the building has an elevator.
Walk to the Bay, Marina Green, the Presidio, Chrissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. Chic Polk and Union Street shopping, abundant music and dining are right outside the door. Some of the City’s best wine bars and stores are down the street. I am the editor of a magazine that covers wine and restaurants and will gladly share my insider tips. Great shopping and dining on Fillmore and Chestnut are also an easy walk. The Cow Hollow neighborhood has a walk score of 98 and is the perfect place to experience San Francisco as a native.
Urban hiking opportunities abound on the architecturally stunning Russian and Nob Hill. Running and biking paths along the Bay are just a few blocks away. Easy access to downtown museums, Union Square, the Embarcadero and shopping as several major bus lines stop right outside the building.
The apt has a fantastic kitchen and big fridge if you want to cook it. It also has a flat-screen TV, CD system, radio and DVD player. Wireless is included.
The Golden Gate Bridge and wine country of Sonoma and Napa are easy to access from this location. The area is full of delicious restaurants, from the high-end Gary Danko and La Folie to great little Vietnamese places and little cafes. A great, organic grocery store is down the street for all your cooking needs and you can walk to the Farmer's Market at Ft. Mason. So you can dine out a huge range of restaurants or cook in with top-notch ingredients during your stay.
This is a high-request property. I urge you to email as I am not always able to response to phone requests. This property is not suitable for children or anyone under the age of 18. Thanks.
I am a food and wine writer and magazine editor, who was raised in New York lived in Italy for many years. I travel extensively and didn't always love SF when I visited. The food and wine were always divine but I think some of that had to do with generic downtown hotel locations. From the time I moved to my current area I have been in love with this City.
Liza Zimmerman purchased this condo in 2010
The minute I saw my apartment I saw what it could become with some renovations. For me, it's my little paradise in the sky with views that inspire me to write all day long.
Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted. However the views from my unit are almost as good!
This is my actual home and not a secondary one. So it is cozy: read lots of great wine and unique art. I hope to make your stay as fantastic as possible with my insights on dining, drinking, hiking and enjoying our city. I might even leave you a nice bottle of wine to drink!
This was the perfect location for sightseeing and getting around SF. Union Street is just steps away for great shopping & dining, and we were close to muni if we didn't feel like walking somewhere. We stayed for 4 nights and felt very safe and comfortable in this cozy place. Liza was delightfully helpful but not intrusive. Comfy (very firm!) bed and just the right size place for 2 people. It was clean and she even left space in a few drawers and cupboards for us. We didn't cook, but it was nice having the kitchen as option. This was a way better option than any hotel.
My husband and I spend 8 nights at this Cow Hollow apartment while in SF visiting family and seeing the sights. The location was perfect for accessing the Wharf, Marina, and bus transportation to rest of the city. Coffee shops, restaurants, and small grocery stores are easily accessible on Polk Street one block from Van Ness.
The apartment is located toward the back side of the building with window views to the Golden Gate Bridge. We were surprised how quiet the apartment and building were for being in the city.
We did not spend a lot of time cooking meals at the apartment other than a quick breakfast. There was too much to see and do and so many wonderful places to eat. Liza will be helpful with places to eat, places to visit, and whatever questions you may have. The hand off of keys was easy and very much accommodated our travel schedule.
Each day started and ended with a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the living room windows. I really have to say that we missed the view when we got back home.
My husband and I recently spent a long weekend visiting one of our favorite cities. This Cow Hollow location is ideal: it is close to transit, great restaurants, organic food stores and shopping. The view is amazing: the full span of the Golden Gate Bridge with the fog rolling in and out. It is also a safe neighborhood and the owner gave us lots of great ideas about where to eat and have coffee. This apartment is also an easy walk to the Bay, the Marina and places like Fisherman's Wharf.
Location fantastic! Owner pleasant & helpful. Closet, bedroom chest of drawers jam packed, kept our belongings in suitcases for entire stay. Same with bathroom, no place to put anything. Freezer packed full there was no room for ice trays, or any food we may have purchased, extremely dirty. General housekeeping was okay considering owner must live there when no guests are in the apartment. Suggest making space for guests by clearing out apartment of some of the owners belongings.
My parents and I had a great time staying for one week. We had more room than if we'd rented a small hotel suite or two adjoining rooms, plus we had a kitchen where we could enjoy breakfast. I even cooked dinner one evening in the crock pot--there's a nearby WholeFoods where you can buy whatever quantities of beans, rice, etc. that you need.
I can't say enough about the central location--one mile from Chinatown, one mile from Fishermans Wharf and I'm a walker so I walked everywhere on my own--the hills going to/from Chinatown were a great workout. When I was with my parents, we would take the bus--the Van Ness bus is right outside, it runs often, and it goes everywhere! There are other buses nearby to take you to the Richmond district or to GG Park or wherever.
Unless you have someone who is not very mobile, you do not need to rent a car. If you do there's a ZipCar lot adjoining the building. I did rent for two days to drive them out to Half Moon Bay, to drive down Lombard, visit Coit Tower, and to go to Muir Woods.
Liza checked in with us and when I had questions the first two days, she was most responsive in answering quickly.
My only non-positive comment is about the coffee maker. As advertised, there is a coffee maker. However, it is a small one-Espresso-cup-serving size coffee maker. I like these when making a single, self-serving for an afternoon treat. I do not like these when awakening each morning and wanting a full cup of coffee. After making one serving (very small!), it's very hot and not easy to make other servings for anyone else. We got a jar of instant coffee and we'd generally buy "real" coffee once we got out of the apartment. There are many, many nice coffee places one block over on Polk St. so it's convenient once you are out.
We really enjoyed our stay in one of the most food-focused and fun areas in SF. This cozy, 1920s flat has a great kitchen, amazing views and buses on every corner. No need to bring a car and Cow Hollow is a great introduction to a real place in SF!
My apartment is across the street from what is technically Russian Hill, which is the ultimate locals' neighborhood. It is full of everything classically San Francisco: great wine bars, restaurants, organic grocery stores, cafes, great shopping, urban hiking and biking and lots of live music. You can walk to amazing high-end and simple restaurants, great coffee bars, galleries and nightlife.
Please no not call if you are interested in renting the place. I can't respond to the number of calls I receive. If you are interested, pls email me and if the dates work I will get back to you.
It is an easy walk to top destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina Green, Chinatown and North Beach. Transit is easy to Union Square and downtown museums, as many major buses stop right outside the apartment.
Cow Hollow is upscale, safe fun and architecturally stunning. I am a national magazine editor and have written about restaurants and the wine business here for many years and wouldn't live anywhere else. I will be happy to provide you with my list of insider food and drink destinations.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||The apartment does sleep three but there is an added charge of $40 a night for the third person.|